Country Music Singer Troy Gentry Dead After Helicopter Crash In NJ.

Award-winning singer Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry has died in a tragic helicopter crash hours before he was supposed to perform. He was 50 years old. The accident occurred as the helicopter passed a wooded area while flying to the airport in Medford, New Jersey. There are few details on the origins of the crash, but the duo's social media account released this statement:

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 pm today in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old."

Police received a call around 1 pm for the distressed helicopter but crashed by the time authorities arrived at the scene. Gentry ruled country radio in the 2000s, scoring several No. 1 hits and award nominations. RIP Troy Gentry.